The sock bun is for anyone with long hair. It is an appropriate hairdo for both formal and casual events. For example, the sock bun would work for a longhaired girl who is going to a wedding or simply just to class. It’s a unique style that looks quite complicated, but actually takes no time at all. The sock bun is a fun change up that works for all hair types.
The amount of bobby-pins and hairspray may vary with thickness of hair.
Step 1: Find a Sock and Cut It
First, find a mid-shin length sock and cut off the toe-end at the seam with scissors. Avoid using a sock that may have any loose threads.
Step 2: Put Your Hair in a Ponytail
Using a hair tie, put your hair in a tight ponytail.
Step 3: Begin Rolling
At the tip of your ponytail, hold the sock perpendicular an inch from the end. Then wrap the tip around the sock as if you would a curler and begin rolling up.
Step 4: Continue Rolling the Sock Up Your Hair
Continue evenly rolling your hair up the sock until you reach the base of your ponytail. Try to cover as much of the sock as possible with hair. Leave just enough visible sock to tie a knot.
Step 5: Tie the Sock
Tightly tie the sock in a knot under the base of the bun. Evenly position your hair around the bun to make sure none of the sock is showing.
Step 6: Use Bobby-pins
If necessary, use bobby-pins to hide any flyaway hairs. Bobby pins will also help secure the bun to your scalp if it feels loose.
Step 7: Finish the Bun
Hairspray your sock bun to better hold it in place throughout the day.
Step 8: All Done
You have successfully made a sock bun!